Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Raya oh Raya.....

I hope it’s still not too late to wish everybody - SELAMAT HARI RAYA and MAAF ZAHIR BATIN! I hope everyone had a wonderful week of Raya with family, relatives and friends.

This year is Kluang’s turn for us. Since there’s no airport there in Kluang, we couldn’t ‘post’ the kids home via air thus we had to travel in two cars. My first time driving this far tau! I was lucky that the traffic was good to and fro. Alhamdulillah.

The Projek Bunga Api on that malam Raya was great. The nephews, nieces and my kids were the project members.. and don’t forget the project manager and directors too ok.... Tua-tua pun main Thunder Clap and Thunder King..hahahaha! Meriah betul main bunga api kat kampung! You could see and hear mercun everywhere! It took us around 3-4 hours to finish everything off. It was fun. My Haziq especially, had so much fun.

Haifa watching the bunga api

Haziq, Hasya, Hanna, Hanis, Haifa and the maids sempat posing sambil main bunga api at their nenek's house di malam raya

My Hanis celebrated her 4th birthday on the Raya day itself. “Hari Raya Happy Birthday Hanis” was her mantra a few days prior to the 20th. Brought her to Secret Recipe that morning and asked her to choose the cake herself, and she chose the one with cherries on top... what else, the Black Forestlah. That 'lil girl blushed when all her siblings, aunties, uncles and cousins sang her the birthday song. She was happy to add more Barbies into her collection. And this time Miss Barbie comes with Master Ken ;)
Nampak sangat muka nervous. Segan sebab ramai orang kot....

My five girls - Haifa, Husna, Hanna, Hasya and Hanis in their Baju Boria di pagi raya di rumah Nenek

We went to Pontian on the 2nd day of raya to visit my Pak Chaq, who is my mother’s eldest sibling. What was supposed to be a less-than-two-hour trip became more-than-three-hour trip. Traffic punyalah teruk near Ayer Hitam and Benut! But it was all worth it. The hospitality and company was great, and the food was A+++ I tell you! My Mak Chaq’s really a great cook. I’m sure if she were to open a restaurant, mesti tak menang tangan punya! I wonder why my cuz Che Uda doesn’t gain weightlah...hmmhh... Kena mintak petua nih!

My 86yo Pak Chaq. My Mak - his youngest sibling- would surely want to see this pic

This is my Mak Chaq yang terror masak!

Hanis with her Kak Asma'

Came back to home sweet home on Wednesday the 23rd. Oh.. doing the laundry took us two days to finally wash and dry everything, from the baju rayas to comforters. Lucky that those two days saw the sun in its fiercely hot state.

That's why I'm currently all tanned-up. No, not because of doing the laundry, it was due to the hours spent outside the house on the weekend. Hah, buat lagi gardening tengah panas!

25 comments:

Mum and Roses said...

Selamat HariRaya Ibu and to family too.....I balik Kedah and Perlis, panas nye....tapi enjoy...

Peesha said...

Kak Ja:
Selamat Hari Raya to you and family ...

mamasita said...

Selamat Hari Raya and Happy Birthday to Hanis..wohoo..on Raya!! Bestnya!

You mesti get some of Mak Chaq's recipes and share with us ok?? Thank you!

cekmekzue said...

Salam Ja,
Selamat Hari raya. maaf Zahir Batin...Zue balik my kampung for less than 24 hours only on 3rd day raya, anyway yang penting dapat bersalam with my Abah and Umi, walaupun sekejap.

Abang Sejuk said...

kak Ja,
Raya mana tahun ni..we all balik raya di kodiang..it was fun..malam raya ber'perang' dengan umah pakcik...sakan....dia bawak balik mercun 4 tong...hehehehe..

yus said...

Ja,
selamat hari raya. Happy birthday to all the loved ones as listed. sure u had a wonderful time beraya di johor. raya ke4 kakak 'kawan mama' mai rumah. heee..seronok dapat jumpa kakanim and family. I jamu kakanim makan laksa masam.hehehe..next year bila giliran kedah pulak, mai la rumah I kalau sempat. I'll figure out what to jamu to your rombongan pulak.

Sakinah said...

Ja,

Selamat hari raya. Raya sakan nampaknya di kluang. First time I saw Haziq in ur pix. Dah besaq anak teruna Ja ya. My Syafipun dah 1 year old awal bulan lepas. How time flies. As a special child, he is progressing well. Dok merangkak la ni. He was playing next to my sejadah while I did my maghrib prayer tonite. After the prayer, I spoke to him to let him know that he is so very special to me. You know Ja, he smiles and rushed to my lap to hug me.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Selamat Hari Raya to you and family Kak Ja! Seronoknya tengok semua orang main mercun. I told Michael I nak tapi manala nak dpt mercun akt sini? Not to mention silap haribulan masuk penjara. hahaha.

MAMAMIA said...

Salam Aidil Fitri Ja...

Anak2 dara ni, masa kecik2 je sanggup pakai baju boria. Bila dah tween nanti, dah susah sikit...

Daphne Ling said...

HI Aunty Ja,

La, cutenya baju boria! Lol! Your Hanis is such a sweetie ler...Glad you all survived the long journey in the two cars. Having so many kids for a long trip must be difficult. Any 'are we there yet's'??? ;)

Chahya said...

Just came back to blogosphere, with a (delayed) Raya post and you're in it.
Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

TQ Mum and Roses. Insyaallah next year turn I kat Kedah pulak :) I just can’t wait to have the laksa Telok Kecai kat Kuala Kedah tu. It’s been ages since I last had one!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Peesha... Selamat Hari Raya to you and your family too. Chek balik Kedah ka? Mesti main mercun sekali nih ;)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

TQ Mamasita :) Memang suka sungguh lah Hanis tu!

I wish I could get her recipes lah. Memang sedap-sedap semua! I only have my Mak Chaq’s Steamed Fruit Cake recipe, got it from my Mak. Dulu memang every year buat fruitcake ni, tapi sejak kawin, tak penah try lagi..

Isshhh... teringat nasik briyani dia... yummy!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Zue!!! Lamaaaa tak dengaq habaq! Selamat Hari Raya to you too. I read about it in your blog... Takpa, yang penting dapaaat jugak jumpa parents, kan?

Next year kalau umoq panjang, we’ll meet insyaallah. I MESTI try you punya Oreo cheesecake tuh!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Kak Ja Kluang lah this year. Next year Ja semua balik dak? Kalau balik, malam raya mesti Kak Ja balik Kodiang punya.. boleh kita berthunder clapping...hahahaha! Tapi kena make sure Pakcik bawak balik lebih, 4 tong tak cukup...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yusss! Selamat Hari Raya! Amboi... dengaq kata Yus buat ‘open house’ nearly every day no? Alhamdulillah orang ramai mai tengok Pak Chop. How’s he now?

Next year kalau Ja pi, Yus jamu Ja Apple Strudel, boleh? Ka Yus nak kirim dari KL?

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Sakinah, you got me teary eyed there! Alhamdulillah Syafi’s progressing well.... I’m so happy for him :)

Haziq’s 16 and Husna’s 15 but they don’t grow that tall. So adik-adik dah dok lawan potong the height. Takpa.. yang penting is the health, kan? Have you tried Neurogain on Syafi? I notice improvement with Haziq and Husna after I started giving them that supplement.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Selamat Hari Raya Farina! Not bad sambutan Raya kat sana no? I saw the pix of Nor and the gang.... Wah, boleh tahan Raya food there!

Nak main mercun kena balik sini la... kalau main kat sana memang saja nak cari ‘pasal’ lah...hahahaha...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Betui..betui tu Mamamia. Imagine this year diorang yg mintak nak pakai baju boria coz dah 2-3 tahun tak pakai baju sama.

Cuma their Ibu yang tak sanggup nak berboria sama ;)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Daphne:)
Definitely, especially my Haifa. “Jauh lagi tak Ibu?”, “Berapa lama lagi ni Ibu?”, “Pukul berapa nak sampai?”. At times I just ignored herlah....

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Welcome back Chahya!
Selamat Hari Raya to you too. I love your flowers! And your house raya bling-bling! My garden is currently lacking of colors since most of the flowers ‘refused’ to bloom. I guess they pun merajuk kot since this person who’s suppose to take care of them buat tatau saja... If you see the slide in my blog “flowers in my garden”, most of the flowers/plants are not there anymore... Huhuhu...

Anyway, dtglah rumah... I'll email you my number, k?

yus said...

Ja..
apple strudel..? halamak..kena buka buku resipi nih.. tak pa, dan lagi...ada 11 bulan lagi nu? hahahah... kalau takdan menuntut, Ja kena tolong bokmai dari KL lah, kita makan ramai2 kat changlun. heheheh...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yus,
Baru perasan comment you ni. I dok cari Apple strudels yg sedap mcm Strudels dulu kot sini tapi tak jumpa... Ishh.. teringin pulak la..

anwar said...

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